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Meet Geelong's Newest, Not New Brewery

Meet Geelong's Newest, Not New Brewery

A new brewery recently launched in Geelong but neither the beer nor the brewer are all that new. We chatted to Cockies' new owners about what they have planned for the brand and the newly-established Great Ocean Road Brewing.

November 18, 2021 by Will Ziebell


Beer's Diversity And Discrimination Problem

November 16, 2021 by James Smith

A survey looking at diversity in the Australian beer industry shows there is much work to do for it to become truly inclusive. We spoke to the survey creators, Beer Agents For Change, about their mission to create a better beer world.


Australian Beer Industry Diversity Survey Results 2021

November 16, 2021 by Crafty Pint

In July, the Beer Agents For Change, a collective of females with more than 60 years experience in the beer industry, launched an industry-wide diversity survey. You can view their findings in an infographic released with the results.


Who Brews Freshie Beers?

November 15, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Much noise has been made about the craft beer hub that is Sydney's inner west, but the Northern Beaches are home to a growing number of local brewers too. We caught up with the founder of the newest: Freshwater Brewing.


From Belgium To The Gold Coast: Madocke's Mission

November 11, 2021 by Brad Gellert

Few would have foreseen the Gold Coast becoming a craft beer powerhouse, yet it most certainly has. And now, following the opening of Madocke's taproom, it's even home to a brewery specialising in classic Belgian beers too.


Young Henrys Founder Becomes IBA Chair

November 11, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Following its AGM this week, the Independent Brewers Association has unveiled its new board. Richard Adamson of Young Henrys takes over as chair, joined on the board by members of Ballistic, KAIJU! and BentSpoke.


Slow Lane Triumph At Sydney Beer Awards

November 10, 2021 by James Smith

Slow Lane continue to rise through the ranks of top Aussie brewers at quite a rate. The Botany brewery added more trophies to their collection at the Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards, with Belgian tripel Threefold leading the way.


Who Brews Avnge Beers?

November 9, 2021 by Will Ziebell

From pumpkin beers in the US through street art in Darwin and Melbourne to combining his love of beer and art in one, James Isacsson has enjoyed a unique path into brewing. We caught up with him on the back of his first release.


The Lord Nelson Set For Sale

November 8, 2021 by Will Ziebell

For the first time in 35 years, Sydney's Lord Nelson is up for sale. We caught up with Blair Hayden, the man who turned it into a brewpub in the 80s, to find out what's next for him and one of the country's most iconic pubs.


Now Tapped To Cease Operating

November 5, 2021 by James Smith

Free tap list app Now Tapped is to cease operating. Founder Angus Bremner, who launched the app in 2014 as a " bit of a hobby" says Untappd have cut off his access to their data without warning, forcing his hand.

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